3 different venues.
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Welcome to the Whitchurch Parish Council website.
Whitchurch village is a small parish of just over 500 properties and just over 1000 electors, located in Bath and North East Somerset, just south east of Bristol & west of Bath. Please use the map link to view the village location. There has been a Parish Council in the village since 1894.
Whitchurch village has a pub, primary school, playfield, cemetery, community centre, two churches and many businesses. The Parish is bisected by the busy A37 road.
This website, which has been recently refreshed, has been set up to raise the profile of Whitchurch Village and that of the Parish Council. We hope the information the website provides will be a valuable resource for all things connected with Whitchurch Village. Whether you are a resident of the village, seeking to move into the area, or just visiting the area we hope you’ll find something on this website to interest you.
We’ve included articles on how the Parish Council operates and the dates of our meetings, some of the village history and also events that we know are happening in Whitchurch in the coming months. We also provide details of a number of organisations that operate within the village. However, if there is something you think we’ve missed, do please let us know by using the feedback form and we’ll consider updating the site.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Christmas Lights Switch on – Friday 4th December 2015
After the increasingly successful Village lights illuminations in 2013 & 2014, we would be delighted if you & your families will join us on FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER at 7pm
We will be gathering at the junction of Staunton Lane & the Wells Road A37 just before 7pm, at which time Father Christmas will do a ‘Santa Dash’ around the village in his open top car. Santa will then join us at the garden where Christmas Carols will be sung be the splendid WHITCHURCH PRIMARY SCHOOL CHOIR
This will be followed by traditional seasonal fayre of mince pies and mulled wine or soft drinks in the warm & inviting comfort of St Nicholas Church Hall, where you can listen to traditional festive music and chat with your fellow villagers.
All are very welcome to join us at this increasingly popular Community event. Come along with your families, help us celebrate the switch on, and wish Father Christmas every success at this busy time for him.
PLEASE TAKE THE GREATEST OF CARE WHEN PARKING / WALKING TO & FROM THE VENUE.
A reminder of the photos for 2014
WHITCHURCH VILLAGE FETE Report – 2015
For the 2nd consecutive year, many courageous people braved the wet bank Holiday weekend weather to attend the 39th Annual Fete Whitchurch Village Fete, which was opened by BBC Radio Bristol Presenter Laura Rawlings. She interviewed the Fete Princesses, Mia Spear and Aleesha Moon and praised the Organisers for their hard work throughout the year and on such a challenging day. The marquee was as usual filled with beautiful flowers, vegetable and arts and crafts, including a poodle made from broccoli and a Shaun the Sheep made from cauliflower and as the afternoon dried up, events in the arena included Keynsham Air Cadets band, the Kingswood Winds band, Enchante Baton Twirlers, Shaolin Wushu display, family sports and Ferretworld, with teams of children racing ferrets down tubes.
Bristol Zoo volunteers showed visitors tarantulas, giant snails and cockroaches, Agility 4 Dogs adult and junior members displayed their talents and a large variety of dogs entered the popular annual Dog Show. Children had fun on the Vertical Extreme climbing wall, teacup rides, trampolines, archery, laserquest and traditional games such as roll-a-coin and table skittles, as well as learning about alpacas, birds of prey, guide dogs for the blind and more. The Tea tent team sold their delicious cakes and volunteers of all ages again worked together to make the day as successful as possible.
The Barn Dance in the marquee with the ‘Granny Smiths’ on the Saturday night was enjoyed by all.
A big ‘Thank you’ to all those who sponsored activities, donated prizes and helped on the day. All proceeds from the events go to local charities or organisations.
Photos of the Fete are available here:–
Have a Field Day!
In September last year, Whitchurch Parish Council held the first ‘Have a Field Day’ at the play–park. This was set up through the Fields in Trust organisation. – www.fieldsintrust.org and celebrates the commemoration of the Field & Play Park as a permanent & protected green space for the Community , under the Fields in Trust banner as part of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee.
The event was very successful, and based on feedback from our community, we have decided to hold another on 11 July 2015, again at the play park, starting at 12noon. All the entertainment & games will be free – including a Bouncy Castle, Inflatable Penalty Shoot Out, Face Painting, races, Tug-of-War.
A great time was had by all at the second ‘Have a Field’ day held at Whitchurch Village Play Park on Saturday 11th July. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and it was fantastic to see so many people enjoying themselves.
The races organising by Matt, from Whitchurch Parish Council, were a real favourite and lots of fun was had by the participant’s, young and old. It was agreed that this will be an annual event, so look out for details on the website early in 2016.
Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan
The Neighbourhood Plan will play a very important part in the way Whitchurch Village will be shaped over the next few years.
The last open evening was a great success, and provided a good platform to start off the process. We aim to have a further meeting in April, currently scheduled for 21st April.
We really do need YOUR help to progress the Plan, and are seeking volunteers urgently. We are looking for anyone who would be able to contribute a little bit of time & enthusiasm to help a small team of local people who are looking to bring the Plan together.
For more information, please visit the Whitchurch Village Neighbourhood Plan website :- http://www.wvnp.org.uk/home
Contacts :– Paul May on 07919047001
Or through the website http://www.wvnp.org.uk/contact-us
The CATT bus may be able to help you.
This is a door to door service to those who are unable to access mainstream transport.
For residents in receipt of a concessionary fare card, there is no charge for travel. Residents who are not in receipt of a travel card will be charged £3.00.
Residents need to phone, 0117 377 3450 to book a seat and will be advised of a pick up time. Alternatively residents can email South Bristol Community Hospital
See leaflet for more details. Open Leaflet